Lukoil’s Black Sea ‘treasure hunt’ complete. Trident drilling on the horizon

first_imgJames Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has completed a deep-towed subsea survey project for Russian oil and gas company Lukoil offshore Romania in the Black Sea.Source: James FisherJMFS said that the goal of the subsea survey was to see if the waters within a part of Lukoil’s Trident block held artifacts from the Venetian golden era.The deep-towed subsea survey covered an 8 x 6.13-kilometer grid over three planned exploration wells in the Ex30 Trident Block.Being the site of a recent discovery of 60 shipwrecks that brought artifacts dating back to the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods to the surface for the first time in centuries, the Black Sea is a region of significant scientific interest.JFMS, a part of James Fisher and Sons, delivered the survey in order to comply with new Romanian environmental law dictating that the Russian oil and gas company must perform an archaeological clearance survey.This looks to identify any potential archaeological targets, and where none remain, sanctions the area as being clear of any archaeological interest.JFMS procured the multi-purpose support vessel Ievoli Cobalt, mobilized with a towed side-scan sonar and sub-bottom profiler solution, together with a work-class remotely operated vehicle, and Triton XLX WROV.The post-analysis of data revealed no targets of potential archaeological interest, meaning the Romanian authorities are now free to issue an Archaeological Discharge Certificate and Lukoil may now proceed with drilling and construction operations in the field later this year.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Super Bowl 2020 referee, officials: Who is assigned to 49ers vs. Chiefs?

first_imgAn all-star crew of officials, including a referee who has officiated one other Super Bowl and 13 previous NFL playoff games, was assigned to Super Bowl 54 between the 49ers and Chiefs weeks before the matchup was set.Bill Vinovich, in his 11th season as an NFL referee and 14th overall as an NFL official, will be the referee for the Super Bowl in 2020. The 58-year-old also served as the referee for Super Bowl 49 between the Seahawks and Patriots. Run plays: Watches tight end for illegal blocking or defensive penalties.Pass plays: Watches tight end for illegal use of hands or defensive interference; rules on whether a receiver made a legal catch; determines who recovered a fumble.Special teams: Rules on fair catches; lines up under goal posts to rule on whether field goals and extra points are good. As always, the goal for NFL officials assigned to the Super Bowl in 2020 is for observers not to care who’s working the big game. If nobody’s talking about the officiating, that generally means those calling the game are doing a good job.Of course, throughout the 2019 regular season and in the playoffs in 2020, chatter around NFL officiating has been as loud as ever, leaving referees to explain questionable calls made by their crews after most games. With the addition of pass interference to the NFL’s replay review system this year, senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron’s performance also has been under the microscope.Which is why it’s notable that Vinovich was the referee who worked last season’s NFC championship game, a contest that ended with the infamous pass interference non-call that prompted the tweak to the NFL’s replay review system.MORE: How much do Super Bowl referees get paid?Super Bowl 2020 referee, officialsBelow are the officials the NFL assigned to Super Bowl 54 between the 49ers and Chiefs, including their NFL experience and the Super Bowls on their resume.PositionOfficialNFL experienceSuper BowlsRefereeBill Vinovich14 yearsSB 49UmpireBarry Anderson13 yearsNoneLine judgeCarl Johnson16 yearsSB 42Side judgeBoris Cheek24 yearsSB 42, SB 50Back judgeGreg Steed17 yearsSB 44Field judgeMichael Banks18 yearsSB 43Down judgeKent Payne16 yearsSB 45, SB 51In addition to the seven on-field officials for the Super Bowl, Mike Chase will serve as the crew’s replay official. Chase and umpire Barry Anderson are the only officials on the crew who have never worked a Super Bowl.The NFL assigns its Super Bowl officials based on a combination of experience and performance grades throughout the season. Per Football Zebras, in order to be considered for the Super Bowl, a referee “must have at least five years of seniority, worked three years at the referee position and worked a playoff game as a referee in the previous postseason.” All other officials must have at least five years of experience with a conference championship game (or on-field assignments in three of the last five postseasons) on his or her resume.As noted by The Washington Post, the crew for Super Bowl 54 in 2020 includes the most minority officials ever for a Super Bowl. Five African-Americans — Anderson, field judge Michael Banks, line judge Carl Johnson, back judge Greg Steed and side judge Boris Cheek — are on the seven-man crew for 49ers vs. Chiefs.”Super Bowl officials are selected among their peers for excelling at every one of the stringent criteria as met on every play in every game throughout the season,” NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent told The Post. “The diversity of this Super Bowl officiating team is a testimony to those who far exceed the on-field leadership and excellence commensurate with the performance demands of the most significant game of the year for coaches, players and fans.”Super Bowl assignments are set – Bill Vinovich has been named #SBLIV referee.— NFL Officiating (@NFLOfficiating) January 15, 2020NFL officials assignments, responsibilitiesEach of the seven NFL officials on the field in a given NFL game have specific roles, watching different areas of the field and looking out for different kinds of penalties on a given play.Below are the responsibilities of each on-field official, via NFL Operations.RefereeLining up 10-12 yards behind the line of scrimmage in the offensive backfield, the referee is the white-hat wearing leader of the crew who signals all penalties and is the final authority on all rulings. Below are the referee’s assignments on run plays, pass plays and special-teams plays.Run plays: Watches nap; follows QB until action moves downfield; then follows runner to determine forward progress and position of the ball; determines first downs or if a measurement is necessary.Pass plays: Shadows QB from drop to release; drops back as the play starts and monitors offensive tackles; turns attention solely to QB as defense approaches; watches for roughing the passer; rules on intentional grounding; makes the decision whether a loose ball is a fumble or incomplete pass.Special teams: Watches for running into/roughing the kicker.UmpireLining up next to the referee 10-12 yards behind the line of scrimmage in the offensive backfield, the umpire primarily watches for holding and blocking fouls. He or she also reviews player equipment, counts offensive players on the field and marks off penalty yardage. Below are the umpire’s assignments on run plays, pass plays and special teams-plays.Run plays: Watches for false starts on offensive line; watches for illegal blocks by the offense or any defensive fouls at the line of scrimmage.Pass plays: Watches for false stars on offensive line; on screens, turns attention to intended receiver to make sure he is able to run his route; watches for blocking penalties.Special teams: Watches for any penalties.Down judgeLining up on the sideline and looking directly down the line of scrimmage, the down judge directs the chain crew, informs the ref of the down and rules on sideline plays on the nearest half of the field. Below are the down judge’s assignments on run plays, pass plays and special-teams plays.Run plays: Watches for offside or encroachment; monitors sideline; determines when/if a runner is out of bounds; marks runner’s forward progress.Pass plays: Watches nearest receiver for first seven yards of his route until he is clear the point of legal contact for defensive backs; watches for pass interference.Special teams: Watches for offside and encroachment; rules on penalties involving blockers and defenders on trick plays.Line judgeLining up on the sideline opposite the down judge and looking directly down the line of scrimmage, the line judge has similar duties without the chain crew direction. Below are the line judge’s assignments on run plays, pass plays and special-teams plays.Run plays: Watches for offside and encroachment; watches blockers and defenders on nearest side for penalties.Pass plays: Watches for offside and encroachment on nearest side of field; follows nearest receiver for seven yards downfield; moves into offensive backfield to determine if pass is forwards or backwards; makes sure passer is behind the line of scrimmage when he throws the ball.Special teams: Stays at line of scrimmage on punts to make sure only players on the ends of the line move downfield before the kick; rules on whether the kick crosses the line of scrimmage; watches kicking team for penalties.Field judgeLining up on the same sideline as the line judge but 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage in the defensive backfield, the field judge counts defensive players and watches wide receivers/defensive backs on the nearest side of the field. Below are the field judge’s assignments on run plays, pass plays and special-teams plays.Run plays: Watches widest receiver’s blocking and looks for illegal use of hands or holding; determines if/when a runner on nearest side of the field goes out of bounds.Pass plays: Watches widest receiver on nearest side of the field and makes sure he is able to run his route without interference; rules on whether a pass to nearest side of the field is incomplete; rules on whether a receiver is in or out of bounds when he makes a catch; watches for pass interference.Special teams: Rules on blocking during punts; lines up under goal posts to rule on whether field goals and extra points are good.Side judgeLining up on the same sideline as the down judge but 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage in the defensive backfield, the side judge backs up the clock operator, signals to the ref when time expires for each quarter and counts defensive players. Below are the side judge’s assignments on run plays, pass plays and special-teams plays.Run plays: Watches widest receiver’s blocking and looks for illegal use of hands or holding; determines if/when a runner on nearest side of the field goes out of bounds.Pass plays: Watches widest receiver on nearest side of the field and makes sure he is able to run his route without interference; rules on whether a pass to nearest side of the field is incomplete; rules on whether a receiver is in or out of bounds when he makes a catch; watches for pass interference.Special teams: Watches punt returner and any action around him; joins umpire in defensive backfield on field goal and PAT attempts; watches for penalties along the line of scrimmage.Back judgeUsually lining up on the tight end’s side, the back judge is positioned 25 yards behind the line of scrimmage in the defensive backfield. The back judge keeps track of the play clock and all TV breaks, counts defensive players and focuses on tight ends and all the players on the end of the lines. Below are the back judge’s assignments on run plays, pass plays and special-teams plays.last_img read more

QPR striker ‘heading towards Sheffield Wednesday move’

first_imgQPR striker Jay Bothroyd is heading towards a move to Sheffield Wednesday, according to The Sun.Bothroyd played for Cardiff under Owls boss Dave Jones, who is reported to be tracking him after deciding not to sign Marlon Harewood.Bothroyd can leave QPR.Jones is apparently willing to pay £1m for the England international, who has been told he can leave Loftus Road.Meanwhile, West Ham have failed with an attempt to sign Clint Dempsey from Fulham, the Daily Mail say.The Hammers are said to have made an approach for the American, who has been linked with several clubs this summer.Marseille want Gael Kakuta in exchange for Cesar Azpilicueta if they are to sell the Spanish right-back to Chelsea, according to the Daily Mirror.It is claimed Marseille have rejected a £5m bid for Azpilicueta and are holding out for more money but also fancy Kakuta either on loan or in a permanent player-plus-cash deal.It follows an interview with L’Equipe in which Kakuta, 21, appeared to suggest he wants to return to France and that Marseille are one of the clubs he would be interested in joining.The Mail say Chelsea are refusing to be held to ransom in their pursuit of long-term targets Edinson Cavani and Hulk.The Blues are reportedly threatening to withdraw from both chases, with Napoli striker Cavani believed to be haggling over wages and Porto keen to negotiate a higher price for Hulk.This page is regularly updated.See also:Wednesday may struggle to prise away QPR man – report Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers Reuben Foster ‘needs to find a way to get that rust off’

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Reuben Foster looked every bit a play-making, turnover-forcing machine immediately into his rookie training camp last year. Interceptions came daily, along with a fumble or two. His hands were magnets to the football.“The ball’s got a thing for me. I don’t got a thing for the ball,” Foster quipped back then with his fun-loving smile.Now, 14 games into his career, Foster has no interceptions, no fumble recoveries, no forced fumbles and a bum shoulder. That injury aside, he …last_img

Mapungubwe Arts Festival mixes it up

first_imgThe Mapungubwe Jazz Festival on Sunday 23 March features Mafikizolo, Kurt Darren, Selaelo Selota, Mi Casa, Uhuru and many others. • Khathu Sadiki +27 82 932 6086 +27 15 284 4006 [email protected] • Jermina Kaka +27 82 560 7197 +27 15 284 4321 [email protected] writerA carnival, women’s boxing match, craft market, gospel extravaganza, cool jazz and Miss Mapungubwe beauty pageant – there’s lots to see at Limpopo’s week-long Mapungubwe Arts Festival.The festival, set to run from Monday 17 to Sunday 23 March in the Limpopo capital of Polokwane, is to be held as a celebration of South Africa’s 20 years of freedom.Download the programmeIt kicks off on Monday with a parade and carnival through the streets of Polokwane, from Olympic Towers to the SABC Park, accompanied by performances by cultural groups, a brass band, drum majorettes and local DJs and musicians. Later in the day boxer Bukiwe Nonina will defend her South African female lightweight title in a match at the Nirvana Community Hall.The Mapungubwe Craft Market will be open throughout the week, which will also see a number of theatre performances, arts and culture workshops, music and sporting activities.On Friday evening, DJ Complexion will host the Miss Mapungubwe beauty pageant at Polokwane’s flagship Peter Mokaba Stadium.The week-long event winds up with two music festivals, gospel and jazz, to be held at the Polokwane Cricket Club.The Mapungubwe Gospel Festival on Saturday 22 March will run from 11h00 until late, and features performances from Rebecca Malope, Sifiso Ncwane, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Debra Fraser and more.Download the gospel festival programmeThe Mapungubwe Jazz Festival on Sunday 23 March also will also start at 11h00 and run late, and features Mafikizolo, Kurt Darren, Selaelo Selota, Mi Casa and many others.Download the jazz festival programmeFor more information and interview arrangements, contact Khathu Sadiki 082 932 6086 or 015 284 4006, email [email protected], or Jermina Kaka on 082 560 7197 015 284 4321, email [email protected]last_img read more

Ander Herrera denies Southampton as Manchester United fight back for draw

first_img (s 90′) MNU SOU 5 Stephens Possession Facebook Twitter 23 Hojbjerg United’s forward duo did nearly combine to open the scoring in the second minute but not because of any creativity in midfield. Instead the chance came from a blunder by Alex McCarthy, who missed the ball entirely as he attempted to clear. Rashford cleverly kept it in play with a backheel but Lukaku could not convert, McCarthy recovering to block his shot.If Lukaku’s attempted finish betrayed the lack of conviction of a striker who had not scored in his 12 previous matches, Armstrong soon produced a shot fuelled by the confidence of netting twice last week at Fulham. Southampton’s opening goal in the 13th minute was beautifully worked, too. Nathan Redmond went on a skilful dribble before feeding Obafemi at the edge of the area. The 18-year-old picked out Armstrong in space on the right hand side of the box and the Scot crowned the buildup with an immaculate finish, driving low into the far corner. Substitutes (s 72′) Manchester United 8 Davis (s 77′) Share on WhatsApp 6 Pogba Javier Hernández double helps West Ham end Newcastle’s winning run Share on LinkedIn 23 Shaw match reports 43 Valery Corners 22 Romero Pinterest Southampton 6 Hoedt 17 Armstrong Read more 1 McCarthy 27 Fellaini Southampton 2-2 Manchester United: Premier League – as it happened 10 Rashford Topics 17 Fred Share on Facebook United got worse before they got better. In the 19th minute Rashford conceded a free-kick just outside his own area. Soares, deployed in an unfamiliar left-back role, produced a finish more commonly associated with his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo, curling over the wall and beyond the reach of David de Gea.Southampton were looking vibrant but their woes are too deeply ingrained to be forgotten. When United, inspired by Rashford, woke up, Southampton became dishevelled at the back. After shrugging off a tackle by Maya Yoshida, Rashford slipped in Lukaku, who showed no hesitation this time, blasting a shot into the net from 12 yards. Six minutes later Rashford created the equaliser, dashing into the box before pulling a low cross back to the near post, where Herrera finished with an artful flick. 3 Yoshida Reuse this content 61 Obafemi 21 Ander Herrera 9 Lukaku Manchester United battled back from two goals down to salvage a draw at lowly Southampton. Having climbed back into the game the visitors plateaued. They had reached their level and never looked like overcoming their hosts, who have still not won at home this season but produced a display to relieve the pressure on Mark Hughes. José Mourinho, whose team missed the chance to go seventh above Everton, can expect no respite.The paradox in the previews for this match was that both managers complained they were being singled out for criticism. But both also knew that only their teams could put forward really compelling evidence in their defence, and time to do so was running low. Hughes’s side responded on cue. Mourinho’s stammered before blurting an answer that does not convince. This was a United performance with scant cohesion or conviction. 18 Lemina 4 Jonescenter_img 60 40 Substitutes Goal attempts 28 Gunn Man Utd 14 Romeu Cédric Soares celebrates with Nathan Redmond after doubling Southampton’s lead. Photograph: Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images Southampton 10 Austin Share via Email 12 13 Share on Messenger 16 Rojo Premier League 3 5 Fouls 20 Gabbiadini 8 Mata 11 Martial 4 Vestergaard That was as good as United got. There was no rage for victory, no yearning to assert their superiority. Fellaini went close with a header after a free-kick by Young in the 51st minute and then, nothing. Much of the play was scruffy, neither team finding fluency and both guilty of misplaced passes and misjudged tackles. It was low-grade fare.Rashford flickered for United, and Obafemi was an exception for Southampton, showing precocious composure and deft touches before being replaced by Gabbiadini after the hour. The youngster could have been awarded a penalty just before that but the referee deemed an ungainly tackle by McTominay to have been fair. Hughes, unsurprisingly, expressed a contrary view from the sideline. Dalot made his introduction in the 72nd minute in place of Luke Shaw, who had to limp off.Lukaku, despite ending his drought, generally lumbered to little effect up front, partly because of inadequate service. Neither team threatened a winner, although Redmond forced De Gea to bat a long-range shot over the bar in the 80th minute. 31 Matic 22 Redmond Lineups 2 Cedric 39 McTominay 14 Lingard 10 Southampton Off target 6 Man Utd 6 Southampton On target 5 Man Utd In an effort to stimulate improvement both managers had got radical with their lineups. Hughes went bold, altering formation and giving first Premier League starts to a pair of teenagers: the 19-year-old defender Yan Valery and 18-year-old striker Michael Obafemi. Scoring was a problem for Southampton even before Hughes’s arrival in March and, with neither Manolo Gabbiadini nor Charlie Austin finding the net in the Premier League this season, Hughes perhaps felt he had little to lose in turning to Obafemi in the absence of the injured Danny Ings.Mourinho, meanwhile, opted against giving a Premier League debut to a teenager, leaving Diogo Dalot on the bench and deploying Ashley Young as a right wing-back instead. But the real intrigue in his selection was elsewhere: with only one fully fit centre-back available he nonetheless set his team up with a three-man backline, with Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic flanking Phil Jones. Marouane Fellaini was assigned patrol duties just in front of that trio, while Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba were intended as the central conduits to a front pair of Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.With Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard relegated to the bench, it looked as if Mourinho had sent out a team whose priority was to contain a side that have won only once at this venue in 2018. The fact that Mourinho was deprived of defenders and had a surplus of attackers at his disposal made his approach all the more perverse. 18 Young The Observer Read more Match stats 1 de Gea Share on Twitter 16 Ward-Prowse MNU60SOU40% (s 64′) Share on Pinterest (s 86′) 20 Dalotlast_img read more

Famous Faces To Bet Big At Cancer Free Generation Poker Tournament

first_imgTV icon Jason Alexander, along with dozens of stars from TV, sports, music and film, will bet big to support talented young cancer researchers and change the future of cancer at Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s (TCRF) Inaugural Cancer Free Generation Poker Tournament and Casino Night on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles.The event has attracted the support of numerous celebrities, including AJ Buckley (CSI NY), Alexis Bellino and Jim Bellino (Real Housewives of Orange County), Ashlyn Pearce (The Bold and the Beautiful), Carl Weathers (Rocky), Christine Bently (Ballers-HBO), Corey Maggette (Detroit Pistons), Erik Valdez (General Hospital), Gilles Marini (Switched at Birth/Dancing With The Stars/Sex and the City), Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi (Shahs of Sunset), Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley (Real Housewives of Orange County/Marriage Boot Camp), Katie Cleary (America’s Next Top Model, Ironman 2), Kiptyn Locke (The Bachelorette), Lil’ Mama (hip hop recording artist), Maryse Ouellet (WWE Diva), Michael Vartan (Alias, Bates Motel), Nicholas Gonzalez (Sleepy Hollow, Resurrection), Nyambi Nyambi (Mike and Molly), Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side), Ryan Cabrera (pop rock singer/musician), Shanna Moakler (VH1 Hollywood Exes), Tony Denison (Major Crimes), Vanessa Marcil (Las Vegas), and Torrie Wilson (WWE Diva/Playmate).Cancer Free Generation (CFG) is the young leadership division of Tower Cancer Research Foundation. CFG seeks to identify, among their peers in Southern California, visionary and innovative doctors, medical professionals and researchers and enable them to discover and implement new ideas and techniques to conquer cancer. Additionally, CFG’s efforts support young people and their families who have been impacted by cancer, so that they may approach life with renewed strength and optimism. With this dual approach, CFG’s goal is to help ensure that the next generation becomes the first cancer free generation.TCRF has been the Southern California cancer patient’s greatest ally since 1996. The foundation is known for its stellar reputation professionally vetting cancer research programs and maximizing the impact of donor-investors. TCRF provides grants for clinical trials, innovative cancer research, caring patient support and community education. In line with its mission to advance local cancer research on every level, TCRF supports pioneering and talented physician scientists with awards of annual grants to those doing cutting-edge bench-to-bedside lab research. TCRF’s patient support services include patient mentoring, cancer support groups, free groundbreaking workshops and support for caregivers. TCRF’s Cancer Information and Resource Telephone Help Line, staffed by professional social workers, is a free service to help cancer patients and their families cope with the complexities and challenges of a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment.Poker & Casino Prizes include: PokerStars supporting a Cancer Free Generation by donating an Entrance into the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event in the Bahamas, valued at $10,000; 5-Night stay at the Trump International Waikiki, Hawaii; 2 Los Angeles Lakers Floor Seats.Raffle and Silent Auction Items Include: Red Hot Chili Peppers autographed guitars; Private tour and Night at the Magic Castle Hollywood; Santa Anita “A Day at the Races” Package; and much more.The event will take place at the Sofitel Hotel, Riviera 31, 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Red carpet arrivals begin at 6:00 PM PST.Tickets may be purchased here or by calling 310.299.8477.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more


first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement 2019 Special Achievement Winners:2Drake – Following his Best Rap Song win at the 2019 Grammy Awards for “God’s Plan,” Drake will receive the award for SOCAN Songwriter of the Year – Performer.Ed Robertson’s The Big Bang Theory Theme – Robertson will be recognized with the SOCAN Cultural Impact Award for the profound impact The Big Bang Theory theme has had on contemporary pop culture.Frank Dukes – From Post Malone to The Weeknd and Cardi B, Frank Dukes has worked with some of music’s biggest stars. For his contributions to the massive success of their, and many other songs, Dukes will be awarded the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year – Producer.Jessie Reyez – A graduate of Toronto’s famed Remix Project, Reyez has proven herself to be a major force in the domestic and international music scene, and will receive the SOCAN Breakout Songwriter Award.Murda Beatz – With a track record of hits, Murda Beatz remains top-of-mind on the list of in-demand producers. For his contributions to songs by Nicki Minaj, Migos, Cardi B, and more, Murda Beatz will be awarded the SOCAN International Achievement Award.Keith Power – For his continued, inspired contributions to the world of film and television, Power will be honoured with his third consecutive SOCAN Screen Composer of the Year Award.Ralph Murphy – He’s written for the likes of Shania Twain, Randy Travis, and many more. His songwriting credits are matched only by his dedication to the craft, and his passion for sharing his knowledge with the next generations. Murphy will be celebrated with the SOCAN Special Achievement Award.In what is certain to be an memorable moment, legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie will be officially inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, recognizing her lifetime of unparalleled achievements as one of Canada’s all-time greatest music creators.“In SOCAN history, Canadian music creators and publishers have been played worldwide, streamed billions of times, and continue to shine in Canada and globally,” said SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste. “It’s our privilege to honour the very best in Canadian music, and we look forward to celebrating the achievements of this past year, while honouring the Canadian creators of the past three decades who have left their universal mark.”In addition to performances by Dallas Smith and celebrated JUNO Award winners Barenaked Ladies, “The SOCANs” are expected to include live performances by Meghan Patrick, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, and Anders.More than 45 awards will be presented at The SOCANs, for success in songwriting, composing, film scoring and music publishing. based on SOCAN data compiled over the last calendar year.SOCAN Achievement and 30th Anniversary Award winners receive “The SOCAN” – the world’s first and only music industry trophy that’s also a musical instrument. The SOCAN trophy integrates five custom bronze SABIAN crotales, tuned this year with notes from the chorus of “Call Me Maybe,” chosen especially by Carly Rae Jepsen.Sponsors of the 2019 SOCAN Awards are Gowling WLG, Crowe Soberman, Yamaha Canada Music, Recording Artists’ Collecting Society (ACTRA RACS), Hargraft Schofield LP, and Long & McQuade. Official charity partners: the Unison Benevolent Fund and the SOCAN Foundation.This year marks the 30th anniversary of the SOCAN Awards, a milestone and celebration of the accomplishments of Canadian music creators and publishers. The SOCAN Awards have been held in Toronto annually since 1990. The 2019 Gala de la SOCAN, celebrating and honouring the work of SOCAN’s Francophone members, will be held in September in Montréal.1 Determined through extensive SOCAN data research of total domestic performances on all performance platforms.2 Determined by SOCAN’s Board of Directors and the leaders of SOCAN’s Membership SOCAN The outstanding accomplishments of Canada’s most prestigious songwriters, composers and music publishers will be celebrated at the 30th anniversary SOCAN Awards on April 1st in downtown Toronto, where legendary and emerging Canadian music creators, producers, writers, and publishers spanning nearly every genre will come together to shine a spotlight on Canada’s tremendous talent.The SOCAN Awards will be marked with special honours for SOCAN-member music creators who have achieved the greatest collective number of radio, live, digital, television, and screen performances in SOCAN’s history.Thirtieth Anniversary Honours:1Chad Kroeger – The front-man for globally celebrated, diamond-certified rock band Nickelback, with songwriting credits that include chart-topping hits such as “How You Remind Me,” “Photograph,” and “Someday,” Kroeger will be honoured as the Most Performed Songwriter in SOCAN history, recognizing his massive accomplishments in music and songwriting.“Call Me Maybe” – In 2012, British Columbia native Carly Rae Jepsen took the world by storm with the infectious “Call Me Maybe.” Co-written with Marianas Trench frontman Josh Ramsay and Tavish Crowe, the song catapulted Jepsen to the top of the music charts, becoming the best-selling single of the year and reaching number one in an incredible 47 countries worldwide. Jepsen, Ramsay, and Crowe will be honoured for “Call Me Maybe” as the Most Performed Song in SOCAN history.Jack Lenz – from Due South to Little Mosque on the Prairie, Atomic Betty to Goosebumps, The Passion of the Christ and so many more, Jack Lenz has been a part of our television and movie experience for decades. For his incredible contributions to screen composition, Jack Lenz will be honoured as the Most Performed Screen Composer in SOCAN history. Facebook Twittercenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Chad Kroeger and Carly Rae Jepsen Advertisementlast_img read more

AccorHotels to operate new Pullman Trinity Point Resort

first_img AccorHotels The NSW tourism industry is set to receive a significant boost following the announcement by AccorHotels and Johnson Property Group that a 5-star Pullman hotel will be built as part of a $388 million integrated resort development at Trinity Point, Lake Macquarie.Johnson Property Group has appointed AccorHotels to operate the resort under the group’s leading 5-star Pullman brand.Pullman Trinity Point Resort will be the first new build 5-star resort in the Lake Macquarie area for nearly 10 years, and will adjoin an apartment complex with a combination of 250 hotel rooms, short stay serviced apartments, and private residential apartments.The Resort will comprise of 65 hotel rooms as well as 150 one, two and three bedroom serviced apartments and feature a business centre, 300 person conference/wedding facilities, a swimming pool, day spa, gymnasium, restaurant and bar, executive lounge, tourist information office and ground level retail outlets. Some of the hotel rooms will feature premium views overlooking Lake Macquarie and a proposed 188-berth marina.AccorHotels Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath said the Pullman Trinity Point Resort and surrounding masterplanned precinct will be a significant economic contributor and boost for tourism in regional NSW.“We’re delighted to be opening a new Pullman Resort in partnership with Johnson Property Group which will enhance the regional NSW accommodation offering in the 5-star end of the market,” Mr McGrath said.“The resort will open up new opportunities for domestic and international travellers to venture outside of Sydney where the hotel market has been considerably constrained. The local economy will also benefit through local employment, supplier partnerships and added expenditure that will come with increased visitors to the region.“Pullman Trinity Point Resort will not only offer leisure and business guests a luxurious, waterfront accommodation experience but its location sits within the sweet spot between Sydney, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.We’re confident that the resort will appeal to a number of market segments from weddings to business retreats given its close proximity to Sydney and other regional tourism hubs. Boat and yacht owners will also enjoy arriving to the resort by water access,” Mr McGrath concluded.Johnson Property Group CEO Keith Johnson said the company was pleased to partner with AccorHotels to deliver a luxury 5-star resort to attract new visitors to Lake Macquarie.“A major drawcard of the Pullman Trinity Point Resort will be the surrounding lifestyle amenities which we are developing within the precinct, including a 200-seat restaurant with additional outdoor dining, a 300-seat function centre, as well as extensive foreshore boardwalk and stunning seabaths overlooking Lake Macquarie,” Mr Johnson said.“Lake Macquarie currently attracts over 900,000 visitors every year and the new Pullman Trinity Point Resort and surrounding restaurant, function centre, lifestyle and marina amenities are set to significantly boost tourism in the region.”The construction of the hotel and apartment complex will see the creation of an estimated 3,500 jobs together with ongoing employment in the hospitality, tourism and marina elements of the project. Construction is expected to commence for stage one of the marina in early 2016.Trinity Point, spanning 23 hectares of prime waterfront land, is situated within the township of Morisset Park, 12 minutes off the M1 Pacific Motorway overlooking Barden’s Bay and the wider Lake Macquarie. For more information, visit Trinity Point Resort will complement AccorHotels other properties in the Central Coast and Lakes area including Pullman Magenta Shores Resort and ibis Styles The Entrance. Source = AccorHotelslast_img read more

Russian service provider Komkor which operates un

first_imgRussian service provider Komkor, which operates under the Akado brand, has added the HD version of commercial channel NTV to its programming line-up.NTV HD is now available to all digital subscribers at no additional cost.Komkor/Akado, which operates in the Moscow region, this year completed the consolidation of its assets into a single company, passing over one million homes in the Russian capital.last_img